Areva is a French multinational group specializing in nuclear power and renewable energy headquartered in Paris La Défense. Areva is majority owned by the French state, through French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (54.37%), Banque publique d'investissement(3.32%), and Agence des participations de l'État (28.83%). Moreover,Électricité de France which French government had a majority ownership, owned 2.24%; Kuwait Investment Authority owned 4.82% as the second largest shareholders after the French state.
The corporate name "Areva" is inspired by the Trappist Santa María la Real monastery in Arévalo in Spain.
Areva NC (Nuclear Cycle), formerly Cogema, is active in all stages of the nuclear fuel cycle.
Areva NP (Nuclear Power), formerly Framatome, specializes in the design and construction of nuclear power plants, fuel supply, and maintenance.
Areva TA, formerly Technicatome, specializes in nuclear propulsion reactors and nuclear research facilities.
Euriware provides consulting and IT services in the energy and industry sectors.
Areva Med focuses on the development of therapies to fight cancer.
Areva Mines is active in mining activities, including exploration, extraction, and processing of uranium ore.